Extends continuum of care to cover wellness and prevention through to diagnosis and treatment
Expands growth opportunities and total addressable market
Adds high-margin, scalable, and very well-aligned SaaS-based business model
Enhances financial profile by accelerating revenue growth and improving the gross margin through the addition of a ~90% gross margin revenue stream
Provides entry point into new geographic markets and pathway to global expansion
Montreal, April 13, 2022 ‒ Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. (TSX: CARE) (“Dialogue” or the “Company”), Canada’s premier virtual healthcare and wellness platform, is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to acquire London, UK-based Tictrac Ltd. (“Tictrac”) for up to $56 million, subject to certain conditions and customary adjustments. Tictrac is a SaaS-based provider of a global health and wellness platform that enables healthier living for everyone. Tictrac supports employers and insurance partners, engaging their employees and customers to improve overall wellness, and driving positive outcomes through meaningful insights. The transaction is expected to close within 30 days and is subject to customary conditions for a transaction of this nature.
“We’re thrilled to add Tictrac’s innovative technology, deep expertise, and proven methodology to Dialogue,” said Cherif Habib, Chief Executive Officer of Dialogue. “This acquisition is our largest to date and contributes directly to the ambitious growth objectives we laid out in our IPO plan a year ago. Tictrac allows us to strengthen our Integrated Health PlatformTM with a highly engaging new service, while also gaining exposure to attractive international markets with strong health and wellness potential.”
The acquisition of Tictrac represents a unique opportunity to accelerate the development of Dialogue’s Integrated Health PlatformTM (“IHP”) through the addition of a high margin, SaaS-based digital health and wellness offering. Dialogue aims to acquire businesses that can enhance its operations and capabilities, either by adding new customers, adding new services, or providing access to new markets. The current transaction aligns with all three stated objectives. Importantly, the acquisition of Tictrac allows Dialogue to:
Extend its continuum of care to cover wellness and prevention through to diagnosis and treatment: Tictrac allows Dialogue to expand its IHP, adding a wellness service to help improve overall member health outcomes and generate strong returns on investment for its customers. Tictrac’s uniquely comprehensive offering in terms of breadth and depth of content is highly complementary to Dialogue’s IHP and will provide meaningful opportunities to cross-sell and up-sell to existing and prospective customers.
Expand its growth opportunities and total addressable market: The global and Canadian corporate wellness markets are significant, fragmented, and rapidly growing, valued at US$58 billion ($73 billion) and US$2.7 billion ($3.4 billion) respectively. Tictrac derives revenue from 5 of the 7 top global markets that Dialogue has identified as having high strategic value in corporate wellness, including the United States and the United Kingdom.
Drive a high level of engagement within its user base: Tictrac’s platform delivers leading engagement rates, which serve to drive first-point-of-contact and a powerful “hub” functionality to promote other services. Certain highly-engaged Tictrac clients boast monthly active user (“MAU”) rates of over 40%, and 45% of these MAUs access the platform at least 4 times per week.
Add a high-margin, scalable, and very well-aligned SaaS-based business model: Tictrac operates on a per-member-per-month (“PMPM”) SaaS-based subscription model and generally structures contracts on 3- to 5-year terms, creating a high level of customer stickiness and revenue predictability. Its go-to-market strategy includes both a business-to-business (“B2B”) approach as well as a business-to-insurance (“B2I”) approach, working with employers and insurance partners, including 4 of the largest global insurers, to enable healthier outcomes for their employees and customers. A snapshot of key partners can be found at www.tictrac.com.
Enhance its financial profile by accelerating revenue growth and improving the gross margin: Tictrac offers a high-margin product with significant growth and synergy potential. With a gross margin of nearly 90%, the revenue stream will be accretive to Dialogue’s overall profitability. Based on current estimates, Tictrac expects annual recurring revenue (“ARR”) of approximately $13 million (£8 million) at the end of 2022, and full-year revenue of approximately $10.5 million (£6.5 million). In addition, a preliminary analysis suggests Dialogue could achieve ARR synergies of $8 to 10 million by the end of 2024 in its core Canadian market from the launch of a Wellness offering to current and new B2B customers, as well as to insurance and other partners. Dialogue also sees a potential to cross-sell its internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (“iCBT”) to Tictrac’s existing international customer base and to add incremental services over time that can scale rapidly across many geographies.
Strengthen its existing management team: Tictrac’s management team is motivated to join Dialogue and combine efforts within a larger and complementary organization. The two companies share similar operating cultures of challenging the status quo and are strategically aligned in their respective missions to improve health and well-being. Martín Blinder, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tictrac, will continue to lead the Tictrac team, reporting to Cherif Habib, Chief Executive Officer of Dialogue.
“We’re excited to join Dialogue and to bring our digital well-being and market-leading health engagement together with their diagnosis and treatment capabilities,” said Martín Blinder, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tictrac. “We look forward to collaborating with their team and customers to bring our wellness solutions to Canada and to ultimately drive better health outcomes everywhere.”
Dialogue is acquiring Tictrac for up to $56 million (£35 million) in a transaction that will be funded through a combination of cash-on-hand and a treasury issuance of common shares of the Company. A consideration of $24 million (£15.0 million) will be paid in cash on the date of closing, with the remaining earn-out consideration of up to $32 million (£20 million) payable upon achievement of certain revenue milestones. The earn-out consideration, at its maximum, is to be paid 54% in cash and 46% in common shares of Dialogue. The common shares will be issued at a deemed price of the greater of the volume-weighted average price for the 5 trading days ending on the trading day prior to issuance, or $8.43 per share. Based on the total purchase price of $56 million, which includes the full realization of earn-out targets, the transaction carries an implied forward valuation of 3.9x ARR, as at the end of the earn-out period effective on March 31, 2023.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP served as legal counsel to Dialogue. finnCap Cavendish acted as financial advisor to Tictrac and Armstrong Teasdale LLP served as legal counsel.
Notice of Conference Call
Dialogue will host a live video webinar on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. ET to discuss the transaction. Cherif Habib, Chief Executive Officer, Navaid Mansuri, Chief Financial Officer, and Martín Blinder, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tictrac, will host the call. A question-and-answer session with analysts will follow the corporate update.
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. ET
A link to the live event, as well as an accompanying investor presentation, will be available on the Events and Presentations section of the Company’s website. Please connect at least 15 minutes prior to the event to ensure adequate time for any software download of Zoom that may be required to hear the event. Listeners that prefer to dial in by phone may do so by accessing the same web link, and the dial-in details will be provided by email upon registration. A replay will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event.
Tictrac is a global digital health and well-being company headquartered in London, UK. The Tictrac Employee Wellbeing Platform provides clients with a suite of personalized wellbeing content and dynamic, themed campaigns, programmes and team building challenges, that deliver meaningful behaviour change to those who need it most. Tictrac supports insurers and employers around the globe to engage with their communities, inform with meaningful insight and enable healthier outcomes.
Incorporated in 2016, Dialogue is Canada’s premier virtual healthcare and wellness platform, providing affordable, on-demand access to quality care. Through our team of health professionals, we serve employers and organizations who have an interest in the health and well-being of their employees, members and their families. Our Integrated Health Platform™ is a one-stop healthcare hub that centralizes all of our programs in a single, user-friendly application, providing access to services 24 hours per day, 365 days per year from the convenience of a smartphone, computer or tablet.
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